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The Domestic Duck

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The Domestic Duck

Chris & Mike Ashton

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Author(s): Chris & Mike Ashton

About The Book

Most domesticated ducks are descended from the wild mallard and over the centuries many different breeds have been created. They have been kept as pets, or for their ornamental value, or have been farmed for their meat, eggs and down. In The Domestic Duck, Chris and Mike Ashton explain how these breeds have been developed and how to look after them.

170 black & white photographs & 35 colour

Additional Information

Author Chris & Mike Ashton
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown (W x H x D)
Extent 200pp
ISBN 9781847970503
Publication date September 2008
Book Type Softcover


The Domestic Duck


Part 1 Breeds of Ducks: History and Characteristics
Chapter 1 Classic Ducks: The Old Established Breeds
Chapter 2 The Designer Ducks

Part 2 Adult Ducks: Behaviour and Management
Chapter 3 The Origin, Physiology and Behaviour of the Mallard
Chapter 4 Purchasing Stock
Chapter 5 Managing Adult Stock

Part 3 Breeding Ducks
Chapter 6 Selecting and Managing Breeders
Chapter 7 Eggs and Incubation
Chapter 8 Rearing Ducklings

Appendix: Keeping Ducks Healthy - Preventative Care
Useful Addresses

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